Sunday, May 02, 2021

Perspective Butterfly and Wildflowers Mother's Day Cards

Happy May everyone! Mother's Day is next Sunday here in the U.S. so don't let it creep up on you like it normally does me. I managed to make these a few weeks ago for my Mom and Mother in Law using the Perspective Butterfly and Wildflower Stems 3 Thinlits from Sizzix and Tim Holtz.  They were probably the easiest and fastest cards I've ever made either one of the Moms as well, but no less wonderful as all the others. ;0) I know they will like them...they love every card I make and ALWAYS EXPECT! Gotta love our Mommies! Enjoy, and as always feel free to scrap lift away anything I ever share. 
Have a kraft cardstock card base ready at 4.5 x 7.5 inches. Die cut one Perspective Butterfly using black cardstock for each card you are making, and use the die brush to remove all the little pieces.  Trim a #10 Mixed Media Tag from Dina Wakley and Ranger down to 7 inches long. Adhere a portion of the butterfly (more than half) to the upper portion of the tag at an angle using Collage Medium or a spray adhesive. Trim off the other portion and save it for another project.

For the background, use a Blending Brush for blues to lightly ink in around the butterfly and the rest of the tag using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. If you get ink inside the butterfly it is fine.
Using a Blending Brush for pinks, lightly ink around the butterfly and the rest of the tag with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink to create a nice blended look with the blue. 
Lay the Ironwork Layering Stencil from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous randomly over the tag and around the butterfly and using the Blending Brush, ink in portions of the design with Tumbled Glass.

Lay the Typo Layering Stencil randomly over the tag and around the butterfly and using the Blending Brush, ink in portions of the design with Kitsch Flamingo.

Lay the Halftone Layering Stencil randomly over the tag and around the butterfly and using the Blending Brush, ink in portions of the design with Tumbled Glass.
For the butterfly, apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink directly from the pad to the silicon mat and pick up with the Detail Waterbrush. Color in the body of the butterfly. Color in the wings with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink first, and then add darker shades to portions using Mustard Seed and then Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Let dry.
Using a regular paintbrush and Distress Resist Spray, open the top and dip the brush in and brush over the whole butterfly to add a nice sheen and protection layer. Wash the Resist out of the paintbrush immediately using warm water and soap. Ink the edges of the tag with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and stitch around the portion of the tag around the butterfly with black thread. Set aside.
For the flowers, use Distress Watercolor Cardstock and die cut at least six of the Wildflower 3 Stems (I used three stems per card and even added the cut off stems for extra fill in.). Add Distress Inks directly to the silicon mat and pick up with the waterbrush to color in the flowers and stems. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Inks for the flowers, and Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness for the stems. 
Use the darker of the inks to add in detail lines on the petals and leaves. Color in the centers of the few flowers that have them with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Add a few dots of Tumbled Glass on top of the pink flowers for depth. When dry, add dots of a brown marker to the centers of the yellow flowers. 
For the sentiment and card base, cut burlap to fit over the front of the card base, and remove some of the strings off each side for a tattered look and adhere with two sided tape. Ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Add a sentiment from the Chit Chat Stickers to kraft cardstock, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Adhere this to a piece of burlap, remove a string from each edge and cut around the sentiment leaving 1/4 inch border. Ink the string edges with Gathered Twigs. Adhere the sentiment to the card below the top wing with two sided tape. Do not adhere the tag on yet though.
Now it's assembly time. Arrange the flowers to the bottom of the tag the way you want them and then adhere with Collage Medium. Trim off the stems that are hanging off the tag, and even add those on to fill in gaps. Ink the edges of the tag with Gathered Twigs. Use two sided tape to adhere the tag onto the card base.

Using a paintbrush and more Distress Resist Spray and brush over the flower heads of each flower as well as the sentiment. Let dry. 

(Die Cut Machine, Die Brush, Die Pick, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Blending Brushes, Distress Sprayer with Water, Detail Waterbrush, Paintbrush, Ink Blending Tool, Sewing Machine with Black Thread, Two Sided Tape) 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Perspective Butterfly, Wildflower Stems 3 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Dina Wakley Media: #10 Journaling Mixed Media Tags 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness 
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils: Ironwork, Typo, Halftone 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Chit Chat 
-Brown Marker, Burlap

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. If you are a Mommy, I hope you are pampered and loved dearly on Sunday...well everyday really. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!